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Weekly Grad Newsletter - 2 May 2019

Deadlines / Good To Know

May 3: Last day to turn in MA Certificate of Approval Form to DGS for Spring graduation.
May 31: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in Feb, Mar, Apr, May.

Happening Soon @UIC

May 2: Department End of the Year Party. Ambassador Public House, 4-6 pm.
May 3: Spring Undergraduate Research Presentations 2028 UH 3-5 pm.


Sarah Buchmeier has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2019!

Laura Jok's story, "Subject Matter Experts," is forthcoming in the New Ohio Review!

Jared O'Connor has been elected to the Steering Committee of the Graduate Employee Organization as the new secretary!
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May 8: FT Lecturer in Professional Writing at UC Davis
May 8: Associate Director of the Writing Center at Michigan State University.
May 22: FT Lecturer in Entry Level Writing at UC Davis.
May 27: VAP in Center for Writing and Rhetoric at Trinity College (Hartford, CT).

Seminars, Conferences, & Other Events

May 13-17: WriteOut! Retreat for grad students working on race and/or ethnicity. FREE structured writing time!
NEW May 18: Ryan Netzley (SIU-Carbondale), "Unlearning Value: Praise, Risk, and Repetition in Paradise Lost" Milton Seminar at the Newberry, 12-2 pm.
June 22-26: Marxist Literary Group's Institute for Culture and Society at UIC (CFP below).
Aug 12-16: WriteOut! Retreat for grad students working on race and/or ethnicity. FREE structured writing time!
NEW Oct 4-5: English Institute at University of Chicago.
Oct 24-25: The Refugee Crisis conference at the Institute for the Humanities.
NEW Nov 1: Frontiers Workshop at the Institute for the Humanities, 9 am-5 pm. Full details TBA.

Funding & CFP Deadlines


NEW **Special resources for international students**
From Duke University: opportunities for DACA and undocumented students and for international students.
From Immigrants Rising: List of Graduate Scholarships That Do Not Require Proof of Citizenship Or Legal Permanent Residency.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) website.
International Scholarships website.
Non-US Citizen Scholarship, Grant & Fellowship Opportunities google doc compiled by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors.

**The UIUC Fellowship Finder lets you search for grants & fellowships by deadline, amount, and other categories/filters**

May 11: University Library Research Awards; $300 for any research project(open to undergrad and grad).
May 13: Gilder Lehrman fellowships. $3K to support research in American history at archives in New York City.
May 15: Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence.
May 15: Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall programs application deadline. (Including "Reading Catalan for Research Purposes"!)
May 28: Newberry Seminar for Fall 2019, "The Archive: Theory, Form and Practice."
May 31: Submit to The Image of Research competition and win up to $500 dollars.
June 1: $500 Normal Mailer Graduate Writing Award deadline. For grad student work about or inspired by Normal Mailer.
June 1: Korean American Scholarship Fund open to those with Korean heritage of any citizenship (including Korean nationals studying in the US). Extra funds may be given to non-Koreans, including descendants of veterans of the Korean War. $500-$5000.
Aug 15: National Sporting Library & Museum Fellowship. $2K/month, 2 months or less.


**The UPenn CFP forum is a good place to search for CFPs, especially those in a specific subfield or for graduate students.**
May 31: Oversound Chapbook Prize. 15-30 pg MS; $18 to enter, $1000 prize.
June 1: Breakwater Review submissions (previously unpublished poetry, fiction and creative nonficiton around the theme of climate change).
June 3: Irish Studies Seminar at the Newberry Library.
June 3: Seminar in European Art at the Newberry Library.
June 15: Northwestern University Graduate Student Conference "Backward Glances: Mediating Resistance" in Dept of Radio/TV/Film.
NEW Aug 16: Corridors--The Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric Conference 2019. Near Detroit, no registration fee.


You can take the Graduate College's GC 512 in Summer 2019 (CRN 21841) Tu/Th 10:45 am-1:15 pm, Taft Hall 308, from June 17-Aug 9. This can be a way to stay on track with your writing goals over the summer. The Grad College says: "Students with a writing project (lit review, thesis/dissertation chapter, seminar paper) will benefit greatly from GC 512, our writing course, which, contrary to many student’s and faculty’s understanding, is open to and designed for domestic and international students." Contact Vicki to reigster before June 1; contact Benn Williams directly to register after June 1.

The GEO strike made it to Jacobin! "How UIC Grad Workers Fought the Neoliberal University Model--And Won" by GEO President Jeff Schuhrke.

Today is the publication day for Anna Kornbluh's new book, Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club.

DGS Office Hours, Spring 2019

Pete Coviello: Th/F 11 am-3 pm & by appointment.
Vicki Bolf: M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F 9 am-5 pm (lunch break 1:30-2:30), except:
  • M-Th May 13-16 (out of the office)
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